Nevada Mareno and Samuel Worley capture First Place Titles in 38th Annual FootLocker South Regional Championships


Mareno_NevadaLeds-FLsouth16.jpGNevada Mareno, Girls' winner, South FL Champs, photo by

Worley_Sam-FLsouth16.jpGSamuel Worley, Boys' Champ, South FL Regional, photo by

The South Regional was run with clear skies, windy weather and 53 degrees for the 38th annual FootLocker regional championships. Updated December 9, 2016.

Nevada Mareno won the girls' FL South Regional Champs in 17:22. The senior from Raleigh, North Carolina by two seconds. Heather Holt was second in 17:24, a junior from Fairfax, VA. In third, Niamh Schumacher, from Seymour, TENN, in 17:25. Mareno and Julia Heymach (8th) made their second FootLocker Nationals.

Girls' FL South, 1. Nevada Mareno, Raleigh, NC, 17:22, 2. Heather Holt, Fairfax, VA, 17:24, 3. Niahm Schumacher, Seymour, TENN, 17:25, 4. Nicole Fegans, Douglasville, GA, 17:27, 5. Amanda Beach, Melbourne, FLA, 17:32, 6. Rebecca Story, Knoxville, TENN, 17:39, 7. Bailey Hertenstein, Brandon, FLA, 17:42, 8. Julia Heymach, Houston, TX, 17:45, 9. Sara Platek, Jameston, NC, 17:45, 10. Anna Marian Block, Athens, GA, 17:53.

Samuel Worley won the South seeded race by two seconds, in the last two hundred meters! Connor Lane was second in 15:00 and Alexander Maier was third in 15:04. Fifth place Waleed Suliman and sixth place Reed Brown are qualifying for their second FootLocker national champs.

Boys' FL South, 1. Samuel Worley, San Antonio, TX, 14:58, 2. Connor Lane, Raleigh, NC, 15:00, 3. Alexander Maier, Flower Mound, TX, 15:04, 4. Daniel Viegra, Pflugerville, Texas, 15:05, 5. Waleed Suliman, Richmond, VA, 15:06, 6. Reed Brown, South Lake, Texas, 15:06, 7. Graydon Morris, Aledo, TX, 15:08, 8. Jacob McLeod, Soperton, GA, 15:08, 9. Charles Hicks, Jacksonville, FLA, 15:08, 10. Price Owens, Yorktown, VA, 15:08.

The top ten seeded boys and girls in the South Regional Champs will join the top ten boys and girls from Midwest, West, and NorthEast at the 38th Annual FootLocker Cross Country National Championships on December 10, 2016 in San Diego, CA.

For the press release on the South regional, please click here: South Media Alert FINAL.pdf

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